(LibertySons.org) – Conventional wisdom expects members of the media to remain objective and refrain from displays of emotion when covering the latest news. However, recent revelations that Melania Trump was in the Situation Room during the US raid that led to the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a prominent leader within ISIS, left some media outlets speechless.
The Hill recently reported that Christopher Miller, the former defense secretary, detailed the incident in his upcoming memoir “Soldier Secretary.” According to him, the then-First Lady’s presence in the room was “unexpected, to say the least.” Miller recalled wondering what would happen if the media heard about Mrs. Trump’s presence in the Situation Room.
Everyone in the room watched as US forces approached the compound where al-Baghdadi was hiding. The raid ended when the ISIS leader decided to blow himself up along with his two children.
Morning Joe Crew Stunned Melania Trump Just Wandered Into Situation Room During Top Secret Raid https://t.co/xzaq0S3Xm1
— Steve Weakley (@tvsteve) February 7, 2023
Then-President Donald Trump asked what they would do with the bodies, including two of al-Baghdadi’s wives, expressing concern that ISIS would attempt to twist the story and make the women appear innocent. Miller wrote that the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, General Mark Milley, replied that US forces would destroy the building.
Trump then asked those in the room how his administration should announce the news of the successful operation. Miller wrote that the First Lady suggested the president talk about a military K-9’s presence during the raid, noting that “everyone loves dogs.” The president followed his wife’s advice, calling the dog, Conan, a “talented” and “wonderful” part of the mission.
Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” visibly reacted to the news, declaring she wasn’t sure what to say. Former White House Press Secretary and current network contributor Jen Psaki said she didn’t know of a similar situation arising under the two presidents she served under, Biden or Barack Obama.
Joe Scarborough and his fellow co-hosts appeared stunned by the news. Later in the program, they criticized the Trump administration for permitting the First Lady to wander into the Situation Room, calling it an “incredulous” example of a lack of concern for security matters.
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